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  • Title: Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel - Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. About the Campaign.. History.. Who We Are.. PACBI Call for Boycott.. Palestinian BDS Call.. PACBI Statements.. Guidelines & Positions.. Academic Boycott.. Cultural Boycott.. Risala Editorials.. Other Key Documents.. Campaign Resources.. Reference Documents.. Useful Links.. Books.. Toolkit.. FAQ.. News & Opinion.. Initiatives.. Palestinian.. International.. Contact Us.. العربية.. On the Academic Boycott Front: A Pioneering Campaign.. 5 September 2013.. Last month, over 150 academics, including at least 50 oral historians from across the globe, launche.. Honoring the Dishonorable: An Open Letter to the University Catolica de Murcia.. 23 August 2013.. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the University Tea.. Call to Boycott the Oral History Conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Open Letter.. 12 August 2013.. The following open letter was issued on August 12 to oral historians and scholars planning to atten.. Dubai: Tell Alicia Keys those who entertain apartheid Israel are not welcome!.. 2 August 2013.. We at the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) call on our s.. View more PACBI STATEMENTS.. OPEN LETTER: Peter Greenaway, Boycott the 29th Haifa International Film Festival in Israel.. 11 September 2013.. by DPAI.. on.. DPAI.. It is with great disappointment that we have learned you plan to speak and present a  ...   of a tenure-track research and teaching.. “The Lab”: Israel Tests Weapons, Tactics on Captive Palestinian Population.. by Jonathan Cook.. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.. Shimon Peres, Israel’s president and the man who oversaw the country’s secret development of a nuclear bomb in the 1960s, held a star-studded 90th bir.. View more NEWS.. Action Alerts & Events.. Appel d’artistes, de responsables de structures culturelles, de spectateurs, solidaires du peuple palestinien.. 13 May 2013.. À l’occasion de « Marseille capitale européenne de la culture 2013 », le Consulat d’Israël à Ma.. Interrogating Israel Studies in the Academy: A Call for Action.. 23 October 2012.. by PACBI.. In May 2012, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) issued a briefing docu.. Announcing the formation of New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT).. 3 April 2012.. by New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership.. NYACT.. In response to the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israel in 2004, and the subsequent Ap.. “THIS IS APARTHEID” POSTER CONTEST.. June 1, 2012.. Faculty 4 Palestine & South African Artists Against Apartheid.. Help fight injustice, help the world understand Israeli apartheid.. We are calling on activists and.. View more ALERTS.. PACBI Guidelines and Positions.. PACBI, P.. O.. Box 1701, Ramallah, Palestine.. pacbi@pacbi.. All Rights Reserved PACBI..

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  • Title: PACBI-Who We Are
    Descriptive info: Advisory Board.. Abdel Jawad Saleh.. George Giacaman.. Ibrahim Dakkak.. Jaqueline Sfeir.. Jamil Hilal.. Samia Khoury.. Founding Committee.. Bashir Abdel Razek.. In'am Obeidi.. Islah Jad.. Lisa Taraki.. Omar Barghouti.. Riham Barghouti.. Rowan Al-Faqih.. Zuhair Sabbagh.. Steering Committee.. Carmela Armanious.. Gabi Baramki.. Samia Botmeh.. Haidar Eid.. Rania Elias.. Posted on 23-01-2012.. Advanced search..

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  • Title: PACBI-Palestinian BDS Call
    Descriptive info: Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights.. 9 July 2005.. One year after the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found Israel s Wall built on occupied Palestinian territory to be illegal; Israel continues its construction of the colonial Wall with total disregard to the Court s decision.. Thirty eight years into Israel s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights, Israel continues to expand Jewish colonies.. It has unilaterally annexed occupied East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and is now de facto annexing large parts of the West Bank by means of the Wall.. Israel is also preparing in the shadow of its lanned redeployment from the Gaza Strip to build and expand colonies in the West Bank.. Fifty seven years after the state of Israel was built mainly on land ethnically cleansed of its Palestinian owners, a majority of Palestinians are refugees, most of whom are stateless.. Moreover, Israel s entrenched system of racial discrimination against its own Arab-Palestinian citizens remains intact.. In light of Israel s persistent violations of international law; and.. Given that, since 1948, hundreds of UN resolutions have condemned Israel s colonial and discriminatory policies as illegal and called for immediate, adequate and effective remedies; and.. Given that all forms of international intervention and peace-making have until now failed to convince or force Israel to comply with humanitarian law, to respect fundamental human rights and to end its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine; and.. In view of the fact that people of conscience in the international community have historically shouldered the moral responsibility to fight injustice, as exemplified in the struggle to abolish apartheid in South Africa through diverse forms of boycott, divestment and sanctions; and.. Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression;.. We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.. We appeal to you to pressure your respective states to impose embargoes and sanctions against Israel.. We also invite conscientious Israelis to support this Call, for the sake of justice and genuine peace.. These non-violent punitive measures should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:.. 1.. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall.. 2.. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and.. 3.. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.. Endorsed by:.. The Palestinian political parties, unions, associations, coalitions and organizations below represent the three integral parts of the people of Palestine: Palestinian refugees, Palestinians under occupation and Palestinian citizens of Israel.. Unions, Associations, Campaigns.. Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine (Coordinating body for the major political parties in the Occupied Palestinian Territory).. Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen s Rights (PICCR).. Union of Arab Community Based Associations (ITTIJAH), Haifa.. Forum of Palestinian NGOs in Lebanon.. Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU).. General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW).. General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT).. Federation of Unions of Palestinian Universities Professors and Employees.. Consortium of Professional Associations.. Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC).. Health Work Committees West Bank.. Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).. Union of Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC).. Union of Health Work Committees Gaza (UHWC).. Union of Palestinian Farmers.. Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI).. General Union of Disabled Palestinians.. Palestinian Federation of Women s Action Committees (PFWAC).. Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)..  ...   Shaml Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center, Ramallah.. Union of Women s Activity Centers West Bank Refugee Camps.. Union of Youth Activity Centers Palestine Refugee Camps, West Bank and Gaza.. Women s Activity Center Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem.. Yafa Cultural Center, Balata refugee camp, Nablus.. Organizations.. Abna al-Balad Society, Nablus.. Addameer Center for Human Rights, Gaza.. Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, Ramallah.. Alanqa Cultural Association, Hebron.. Al-Awda Palestinian Folklore Society, Hebron.. Al-Doha Children s Cultural Center, Bethlehem.. Al-Huda Islamic Center, Bethlehem.. Al-Jeel al-Jadid Society, Haifa.. Al-Karameh Cultural Society, Um al-Fahm.. Al-Maghazi Cultural Center, Gaza.. Al-Marsad Al-Arabi, occupied Syrian Golan Heights.. Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Gaza.. Al-Nahda Cultural Forum, Hebron.. Al-Taghrid Society for Culture and Arts, Gaza.. Alternative Tourism Group, Beit Sahour (ATG).. Al-Wafa Charitable Society, Gaza.. Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ).. Arab Association for Human Rights, Nazareth (HRA).. Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD).. Arab Center for Agricultural Development-Gaza.. Arab Educational Institute Open Windows (affiliated with Pax Christie International).. Arab Orthodox Charitable Society Beit Sahour.. Arab Orthodox Charity Beit Jala.. Arab Orthodox Club Beit Jala.. Arab Orthodox Club Beit Sahour.. Arab Students Collective, University of Toronto.. Arab Thought Forum, Jerusalem (AFT).. Association for Cultural Exchange Hebron France.. Association Najdeh, Lebanon.. Authority for Environmental Quality, Jenin.. Bader Society for Development and Reconstruction, Gaza.. Canadian Palestine Foundation of Quebec, Montreal.. Center for the Defense of Freedoms, Ramallah.. Center for Science and Culture, Gaza.. Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ramallah- Al-Bireh District.. Child Development and Entertainment Center, Tulkarem.. Committee for Popular Participation, Tulkarem.. Defense for Children International-Palestine Section, Ramallah (DCI/PS).. El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.. Ensan Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Bethlehem.. Environmental Education Center, Bethlehem.. FARAH Palestinian Center for Children, Syria.. Ghassan Kanafani Society for Development, Gaza.. Ghassan Kanafani Forum, Syria.. Gaza Community Mental Health Program, Gaza (GCMHP).. Golan for Development, occupied Syrian Golan Heights.. Halhoul Cultural Forum, Hebron.. Himayeh Society for Human Rights, Um al-Fahm.. Holy Land Trust Bethlehem.. Home of Saint Nicholas for Old Ages Beit Jala.. Human Rights Protection Center, Lebanon.. In ash al-Usrah Society, Ramallah.. International Center of Bethlehem (Dar An-Nadweh).. Islah Charitable Society-Bethlehem.. Jafra Youth Center, Syria.. Jander Center, al-Azza (Beit Jibreen) refugee camp, Bethlehem.. Jerusalem Center for Women, Jerusalem (JCW).. Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC ).. Khalil Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.. Land Research Center, Jerusalem (LRC).. Liberated Prisoners Society, Palestine.. Local Committee for Social Development, Nablus.. Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Nablus.. MA AN TV Network, Bethlehem.. Medical Aid for Palestine, Canada.. MIFTAH-Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, Ramallah.. Muwatin-The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy.. National Forum of Martyr s Families, Palestine.. Near East Council of Churches Committee for Refugee Work Gaza Area.. Network of Christian Organizations Bethlehem (NCOB).. Palestinian Council for Justice and Peace, Jerusalem.. Palestinian Counseling Center, Jerusalem (PCC).. Palestinian Democratic Youth Union, Lebanon.. Palestinian Farmers Society, Gaza.. Palestinian Hydrology Group for Water and Environment Resources Development-Gaza.. Palestinian Prisoners Society-West Bank.. Palestinian Society for Consumer Protection, Gaza.. Palestinian University Students Forum for Peace and Democracy, Hebron.. Palestinian Women s Struggle Committees.. Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD).. Popular Art Centre, Al-Bireh.. Prisoner s Friends Association Ansar Al-Sajeen, Majd al-Krum.. Public Aid Association, Gaza.. Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies.. Saint Afram Association Bethlehem.. Saint Vincent De Paule Beit Jala.. Senior Citizen Society Beit Jala.. Social Development Center, Nablus.. Society for Self-Development, Hebron.. Society for Social Work, Tulkarem.. Society for Voluntary Work and Culture, Um al-Fahm.. Society of Friends of Prisoners and Detainees, Um al-Fahm.. Sumoud-Political Prisoners Solidarity Group, Toronto.. Tamer Institute for Community Education, Ramallah.. TCC Teacher s Creativity Center, Ramallah.. Wi am Center, Bethlehem.. Women s Affairs Technical Committee, Ramallah and Gaza (WATC).. Women s Studies Center, Jerusalem (WSC).. Women s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, Jerusalem (WCLAC).. Yafa for Education and Culture, Nablus.. Yazour Charitable Society, Nablus.. YMCA-East Jerusalem.. Youth Cooperation Forum, Hebron.. YWCA-Palestine.. Zakat Committee-al-Khader, Bethlehen.. Zakat Committee-Deheishe camp, Bethlehem.. The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (PCR).. Alternative Voice in the Galilee (AVIG).. http://www.. bdsmovement.. net/call#.. TxzoRpjO_dk..

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  • Title: PACBI-PACBI Statements
    Descriptive info: Records: 0 - 10 of 220.. Last month, over 150 academics, including at least 50 oral historians from across the globe, launched a campaign to persuade the oral history community not to participate in the June 2014 ‘International Conference on Oral History’ organised by the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institut.. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the University Teachers’ Association and the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) view with grave concern the University Catolica de Murica intention to honor Benjamin Netany.. USACBI.. |.. The following open letter was issued on August 12 to oral historians and scholars planning to attend the June 2014 International Conference on Oral History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.. The letter is signed by 76 scholars, and endorsed by Academic and Cultural Boycott Campaigns: AURPID (F.. We at the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) call on our sisters and brothers in the United Arab Emirates to cancel Alicia Keys’ scheduled concert in Dubai on November 15 due to her support for apartheid Israel.. 4 July 2013.. Academic and Cultural Boycott in the BNC’s Fourth National BDS Conference.. On 8 June 2013 the  ...   to lend legitimacy to Israel and its complicit institutions until Palestinian self-determination is realized is having a tremendous impact among Palestinians.. 20 May 2013.. International Society for Political Psychology: Heed the Call for Boycott of Israel!.. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is deeply disturbed by the decision of the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) to hold its conference at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, from July 8-11, 2013 [[1]].. We urge the IS.. 24 April 2013.. Palestinians Salute the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for its Endorsement of the Academic Boycott of Israel.. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) in the United States for its principled support for the cause of justice in Palestine by adopting, at its annual meeting in Seattle on 20 April 2013, a resolutio.. PACBI.. 2 April 2013.. Israel’s Lawfare against BDS in Tatters.. PACBI and the entire BDS movement around the world celebrated what commentators described as a “crushing defeat” of legal efforts by Israel and its powerful lobby groups to delegitimize BDS and anti-Zionist activism in general.. This month, a British employment tribunal dismissed a lawsuit against B..

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  • Title: PACBI-PACBI Guidelines for the International Academic Boycott of Israel(Revised August 2010)
    Descriptive info: Key Documents.. >.. 1 October 2009.. PACBI Guidelines for the International Academic Boycott of Israel.. (Revised August 2010).. Since its founding in 2004, PACBI has advocated a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, based on the premise that these institutions are complicit in the system of oppression that has denied Palestinians their basic rights guaranteed by international law.. This position is in line with the authoritative call by the Palestinian Council for Higher Education (CHE) for non-cooperation in the scientific and technical fields between Palestinian and Israeli universities [1].. Academic institutions in particular are part of the ideological and institutional scaffolding of the Zionist settler-colonial project in Palestine, and as such are deeply implicated in maintaining the structures of domination and oppression over the Palestinian people.. Since its founding, the Israeli academy has cast its lot with the hegemonic political-military establishment in Israel, and notwithstanding the efforts of a handful of principled academics, is deeply implicated in supporting and perpetuating the status quo.. Aside from the CHE boycott call, the first civil society efforts for an academic boycott of Israel can be traced to 2002, the year in which Israel launched its destructive assault upon Palestinian cities, towns, refugee camps and villages, targeting the institutions of Palestinian society and wreaking havoc on communities, residential neighborhoods, and urban infrastructure.. The April 2002 statement by 120 European academics and researchers urging the adoption of a moratorium on EU and European Science Foundation support for Israel was followed by a number of pro-boycott initiatives in the same year by academics in the USA, France, Norway, and Australia.. Particularly noteworthy have been the annual congresses of UK academics unions, where boycott-related resolutions have been debated and passed since 2002.. PACBI s key partner in the UK, BRICUP [2] has been instrumental in the ongoing struggle to popularize the academic boycott in the union movement in the UK and beyond.. In October 2003, the first Palestinian Call for Boycott was issued by a group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals in the diaspora and the occupied Palestinian Territory.. Building on all previous boycott initiatives, PACBI issued its Call for an Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel in Ramallah in 2004, providing the Palestinian reference for a steadily growing and sustainable institutional academic boycott effort throughout the world.. The lethal Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in December 2008-January 2009 served as a catalyst for further activism, and the period since then has witnessed a tremendous growth of initiatives in the spirit of BDS and targeting Israeli academic institutions.. Such efforts have come from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Egypt, Sweden, Scotland, Lebanon, Spain, the United States, Italy and France, among others.. Particularly encouraging has been the founding of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural boycott of Israel (USACBI), inspired by PACBI and basing itself upon the PACBI Call.. Palestinian student and youth organizations, particularly in Gaza, endorsed the PACBI Call in the aftermath of Israel's war of aggression on the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip.. [3].. During six years of intensive work with partners in several countries to promote the academic boycott against Israel, PACBI has examined many academic projects and events, assessing the applicability of the boycott criteria to them and, accordingly, has issued open letters, statements or advisory opinions on them.. Based on this experience and in response to the burgeoning demand for PACBI s specific guidelines on applying the academic boycott to diverse projects, from conferences to exchange programs and research efforts, the Campaign lays out below unambiguous, consistent and coherent criteria and guidelines that specifically address the nuances and particularities of the academy.. These guidelines are mainly intended to assist conscientious academics and academic bodies around the world in adhering to the Palestinian call for boycott, as a contribution towards establishing a just peace in our region.. Similar guidelines for the cultural boycott have been issued by PACBI [4].. Academic Boycott Guidelines.. Inspired by the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa as well as the long tradition of civil resistance against settler-colonialism in Palestine, the PACBI Call [5] urges academics and cultural workers to comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel's occupation, colonization and system of apartheid, by applying the following:.. Refrain from participation in any form of academic and cultural cooperation, collaboration or joint projects with Israeli institutions;.. Advocate a comprehensive boycott of Israeli institutions at the national and international levels, including suspension of all forms of funding and subsidies to these institutions;.. Promote divestment and disinvestment from Israel by international academic institutions;.. Work toward the condemnation of Israeli policies by pressing for resolutions to be adopted by academic, professional and cultural associations and organizations;.. Support Palestinian academic and cultural institutions directly without requiring them to partner with Israeli counterparts as an explicit or implicit condition for such support.. Before discussing the various categories of academic activities that fall under the boycott call, and as a general overriding rule, it is important to stress that all Israeli academic institutions, unless proven otherwise, are complicit in maintaining the Israeli occupation and denial of basic Palestinian rights, whether through their silence, actual involvement in justifying, whitewashing or otherwise deliberately diverting attention from Israel s violations of international law and human rights, or indeed through their direct  ...   bestowal of honorary degrees and other awards) or to Israeli academic or research institutions.. Such institutions and their official representatives are complicit and as such should be denied this recognition.. Palestinian/Arab-Israeli collaborative research projects or events, especially those funded by the various EU and international grant-giving bodies.. It is widely known that the easiest route to securing a research grant for a Palestinian academic is to apply with an Israeli partner.. This is a case of politically motivated research par excellence, and contributes to enhancing the legitimacy of Israeli institutions as centers of excellence instead of directly and independently strengthening the research capacity of Palestinian institutions.. The argument that science is above politics is often used to justify such collaborations.. In PACBI s view, no normal collaboration between the institutions of the oppressor and the oppressed, or indeed between the academics of the oppressor and oppressed can be possible while the structures of domination remain in place.. In fact, such projects do nothing to challenge the status quo and contribute to its endurance.. As an example, Palestinian/Arab-Israeli research efforts in the field of water and environment take as given the apartheid reality; tackling Palestinian/Arab and Israeli water and environmental problems as commensurate, without recognizing the apartheid reality, only contributes to the continuation of that reality.. As in the cultural field, events and projects (such as those involving educators, psychologists, or historians) involving Palestinians and/or Arabs and Israelis that promote balance between the two sides in presenting their respective narratives or traumas, as if on par, or are otherwise based on the false premise that the colonizers and the colonized, the oppressors and the oppressed, are equally responsible for the conflict, are intentionally deceptive, intellectually dishonest and morally reprehensible.. Such events and projects, often seeking to encourage dialogue or reconciliation between the two sides without addressing the requirements of justice, promote the normalization and perpetuation of oppression and injustice.. All such events and projects that bring Palestinians and/or Arabs and Israelis together, unless based on unambiguous recognition of Palestinian rights and framed within the explicit context of opposition to occupation and other forms of Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, are strong candidates for boycott.. Other factors that PACBI takes into consideration in evaluating such events and projects are the sources of funding, the design of the project or event, the objectives of the sponsoring organization(s), the participants, and similar relevant factors.. Research and development activities in the framework of agreements or contracts between the Israeli government and other governments or institutions.. Researchers in such projects are based at American, European or other universities.. Examples include the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), an institution established by the US and Israeli governments in 1972 to sponsor research by Israelis and Americans, and the Eureka Initiative, a European inter-governmental initiative set up in 1985 that includes Israel as the only non-European member.. Research and development activities on behalf of international corporations involving contracts or other institutional agreements with departments or centers at Israeli universities.. Institutional membership of Israeli associations in world bodies.. While challenging such membership is not easy, targeted and selective campaigns demanding the suspension of Israeli membership in international forums contribute towards pressuring the state until it respects international law.. Just as South Africa s membership was suspended in world academic--among other--bodies during apartheid, so must Israel s.. Publishing in or refereeing articles for academic journals based at Israeli universities, or granting permission to reprint material published elsewhere in such journals.. These journals include those published by international associations but housed at Israeli universities.. Efforts should be made to re-locate the editorial offices of these journals to universities outside Israel.. Granting permission for the use of copyrighted or non-publicly available material, such as artwork and audiovisual products, at or by Israeli universities and other boycottable institutions, regardless of the purposes of such use.. Advising on hiring or promotion decisions at Israeli universities through refereeing the work of candidates [8], or refereeing research proposals for Israeli funding institutions.. Such services, routinely provided by academics to their profession, must be withheld from complicit institutions.. www.. PACBI.. org.. PACBI@PACBI.. Notes:.. [1] The Palestinian Council for Higher Education, composed of heads of Palestinian universities and representatives from the community, has, since the 1990 s, adhered to its principled position of non-cooperation with Israeli universities until Israel ends its occupation; this position was reiterated in a statement of thanks to the UK academic union NATFHE in 2006:.. mohe.. gov.. ps/ENG/news/index.. html#7.. [2] www.. BRICUP.. uk.. [3] In Gaza, the Palestinian Students Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI) was established:.. pacbi.. org/etemplate.. php?id=1021.. Later, the great majority of Palestinian student and youth groups signed a statement opposing normalization and supporting the boycott:.. php?id=1220.. [4].. php?id=1045.. [5].. php?id=869.. [6] See.. http://ec.. europa.. eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc70_en.. htm and http://ec.. eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc72_en.. htm.. [7].. net/?q=node/179.. [8] In 2002, more than 700 European academics signed this declaration: I can no longer in good conscience continue to cooperate with official Israeli institutions, including universities.. I will attend no scientific conferences in Israel, and I will not participate as referee in hiring or promotion decisions by Israeli universities, or in the decisions of Israeli funding agencies.. I will continue to collaborate with, and host, Israeli scientific colleagues on an individual basis.. (.. guardian.. co.. uk/uk/2002/jul/08/highereducation.. israel.. ).. Posted on 01-10-2009..

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  • Title: PACBI-PACBI Guidelines for the International Cultural Boycott of Israel (Revised October 2010)
    Descriptive info: 20 July 2009.. PACBI Guidelines for the International Cultural Boycott of Israel (Revised October 2010).. Since April 2004, PACBI has called upon intellectuals and academics worldwide to comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid.. [1].. In 2006, a decisive majority of Palestinian cultural workers, including most filmmakers and artists, supported by hundreds of international cultural workers, appealed to all international artists and filmmakers of good conscience to join the institutional cultural boycott against Israel.. [2] In response, the renowned British artist and writer, John Berger, issued a statement that was backed by dozens of prominent international artists, writers and filmmakers calling on their colleagues everywhere to endorse the Palestinian cultural boycott call.. [3].. In the spirit of this cultural boycott and consistent with its logic, on 8 May 2008, in a half-page advertisement in the International Herald Tribune under the banner No Reason to Celebrate, tens of leading international cultural figures -- including Mahmoud Darwish, Augusto Boal, Ken Loach, Andre Brink, Ella Shohat, Judith Butler, Vincenzo Consolo, Ilan Pappe, David Toscana and Aharon Shabtai -- signed a statement responding to worldwide celebrations of Israel s 60th anniversary saying [4]:.. There is no reason to celebrate! Israel at 60 is a state that is still denying Palestinian refugees their UN-sanctioned rights, simply because they are 'non-Jews.. It is still illegally occupying Palestinian and other Arab lands, in violation of numerous UN resolutions.. It is still persistently and grossly breaching international law and infringing fundamental human rights with impunity afforded to it through munificent US and European economic, diplomatic and political support.. It is still treating its own Palestinian citizens with institutionalized discrimination.. The cultural boycott campaign against apartheid South Africa has been a major source of inspiration in formulating the Palestinian boycott calls and their criteria.. In that context, the key argument put forth by the South African apartheid regime and its apologists around the world against the anti-apartheid cultural and sports boycott--that boycotts violate the freedom of expression and cultural exchange--was resolutely refuted by the director of the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, Enuga S.. Reddy, who in 1984 wrote [5]:.. It is rather strange, to say the least, that the South African regime which denies all freedoms.. to the African majority.. should become a defender of the freedom of artists and sportsmen of the world.. We have a list of people who have performed in South Africa because of ignorance of the situation or the lure of money or unconcern over racism.. They need to be persuaded to stop entertaining apartheid, to stop profiting from apartheid money and to stop serving the propaganda purposes of the apartheid regime.. Similarly, the Palestinian boycott call targets cultural institutions, projects and events that continue to serve the purposes of the Israeli colonial and apartheid regime.. During years of intense work with partners in several countries to promote the cultural boycott of Israel, PACBI has thoroughly scrutinized tens of cultural projects and events, assessing the applicability of the boycott criteria to them and, accordingly, has issued open letters, statements or advisory opinions on them.. The two most important conclusions reached in this respect were: (a) many of these events and projects fall into an uncertain, grey area that is challenging to appraise, and (b) the boycott must target not only the complicit institutions but also the inherent and organic links between them which reproduce the machinery of colonial subjugation and apartheid.. Based on this experience and in response to the burgeoning demand for PACBI s specific guidelines for applying the cultural boycott to diverse projects, from film festivals to art exhibits to musical and dance performances to conferences, the Campaign lays out below unambiguous, consistent and coherent criteria and guidelines that specifically address the nuances and particularities of the field of culture.. These guidelines are mainly intended to help guide cultural workers and organizers around the world in adhering to the Palestinian call for boycott, as a contribution towards establishing a just peace in our region.. Cultural Boycott Guidelines.. Before discussing the various categories of cultural products and events and as a general overriding rule, virtually all  ...   PR interests, are not boycottable, according to the PACBI criteria.. Accepting such political strings, on the other hand, would clearly turn the cultural product or event into a form of complicity, by contributing to Israel s efforts to whitewash or obscure its colonial and apartheid reality, and would render it boycottable, as a result.. While an individual s freedom of expression, particularly artistic expression, should be fully and consistently respected in this context, an individual artist, filmmaker, writer, etc.. , Israeli or not, cannot be exempt from being subject to boycotts that conscientious citizens around the world (beyond the scope of the PACBI boycott criteria) may call for in response to what is widely perceived as a particularly offensive act or statement by the cultural worker in question (such as direct or indirect incitement to hatred and violence; justification -- an indirect form of advocacy -- of war crimes and other grave violations of international law; racial slurs; actual participation in human rights violations; etc.. At this level, Israeli cultural workers should not be automatically exempted from due criticism or any lawful form of protest, including boycott; they should be treated like all other offenders in the same category, not better or worse.. (3) Event is partially or fully sponsored or funded by an official Israeli body or a complicit institution.. The general principle is that an event or project carried out under the sponsorship/aegis of or in affiliation with an official Israeli body or a complicit institution constitutes complicity and therefore is deserving of boycott.. The same may apply to support or sponsorship from non-Israeli institutions that serve brand Israel purposes.. It is also well documented now that Israeli artists, writers and other cultural workers applying for state funding to cover the cost of their -- or their cultural products -- participation in international events must accept to contribute to Israel s official propaganda efforts.. To that end, the cultural worker must sign a contract with the Israeli Foreign Ministry binding her/him to undertake to act faithfully, responsibly and tirelessly to provide the Ministry with the highest professional services.. The service provider is aware that the purpose of ordering services from him is to promote the policy interests of the State of Israel via culture and art, including contributing to creating a positive image for Israel.. [7].. (4) Product is not funded or sponsored by an official Israeli body or complicit institution.. Unless violating any of the above criteria, in the absence of official Israeli or other complicit institutional sponsorship, the individual product of an Israeli cultural worker.. is not boycottable, regardless of its content or merit.. (5) Event or project promotes false symmetry or balance.. Cultural events and projects involving Palestinians and/or Arabs and Israelis that promote balance between the two sides in presenting their respective narratives, as if on par, or are otherwise based on the false premise that the colonizers and the colonized, the oppressors and the oppressed, are equally responsible for the conflict, are intentionally deceptive, intellectually dishonest and morally reprehensible.. Such events and projects, often seeking to encourage dialogue or reconciliation between the two sides without addressing the requirements of justice, promote the normalization of oppression and injustice.. All such events and projects that bring Palestinians and/or Arabs and Israelis together, unless the Israeli side is explicitly supportive of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and unless the project/event is framed within the explicit context of joint opposition to occupation and other forms of Israeli oppression of the Palestinians, are strong candidates for boycott.. Other factors that PACBI takes into consideration in evaluating such events and projects are the sources of funding, the design of the program, the objectives of the sponsoring organization(s), the participants, and similar relevant factors.. References.. :.. [1].. php?id=869.. [2].. php?id=315.. [3].. php?id=415.. pngo.. net/data/files/english_statements/08/PNGO-THT-HP5208(2).. pdf.. anc.. za/un/reddy/cultural_boycott.. html.. [6] One such organization is the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, whose mission includes [d]epict[ing] the State of Israel as a thriving cultural environment that stimulates creativity and artistic life.. See.. aicf.. org/about/mission.. The organization takes credit for having supported and promoted all major cultural institutions in Israel, such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Museum.. See:.. org/about/impact/institutions.. haaretz.. com/hasen/spages/1005287.. Posted on 20-07-2009..

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  • Title: PACBI-Editorials
    Descriptive info: Editorials.. Records: 0 - 10 of 38.. 3 February 2013.. The Dishonor of Israeli Honors.. The Israeli academic and cultural establishment has always been keen on securing a place for Israel in the global academic and cultural arena as part of its untiring efforts to make Israel appear as a normal state and society.. 5 January 2013.. 2012 Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel Highlights.. 2012 has been an exciting year for the growth of the cultural and academic boycott of Israel, a pillar of the global BDS movement.. In what follows we would like to offer the main highlights of the year.. This is far from an exhaustive list, though, so we hope that we shall be forgiven by each and e.. 3 December 2012.. From Soweto 1976 to Gaza 2012: What we need is People’s Power!.. Gaza 2012, like Soweto 1976, cannot be ignored: it demands a response from all who believe  ...   in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere have been establishing academic programs and centers, faculty chairs, fellowships and scholarships, study abroad programs, journals, and other activities and schemes in Israel Studies.. There is no dou.. 3 October 2012.. On Music, Politics and Ethical Responsibility.. Earlier in September, in the lead up to a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in apartheid Israel, a worldwide campaign calling on them to cancel their show gathered steam.. Over the last several months, our South African, Lebanese, Indian, American, Israeli, and Italian partners, among others,.. 30 August 2012.. Gabi Baramki … Boundless giving, undefeatable spirit.. Days before he departed, Gabi asked his life companion, Mrs.. Haifa Baramki, to read for him the latest email from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), so he could contribute to the discussion and share his views regarding a letter PACBI was drafting to en..

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  • Title: PACBI-Reference Documents
    Descriptive info: Records: 0 - 7 of 7.. BRICUP.. 27 May 2012.. BRICUP Briefing Document: Universities rebranding Israel’s image: Hasbara posts in Israel Studies threaten academic integrity.. Since 2009 several UK universities have created posts in Israel Studies, all funded by external donors.. Some explicitly promote political aims, especially by diverting attention from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.. Such efforts threaten academic integrity and freedom.. Enuga Reddy.. ANC.. 11 January 1984.. Cultural Boycott: Statement by Enuga S.. Reddy, Director of U.. N.. Centre Against Apartheid at a Press Briefing (1984).. Because of several reports which have appeared recently about a United Nations blacklist of entertainers and other cultural personalities visiting South Africa, I thought it would be desirable to brief the media about the United Nations role in the campaign against apartheid in the c.. SOAS Palestine Society.. The Electronic Intifada.. 9 July 2009.. Study: Tel Aviv University part and parcel of the Israeli occupation.. As part of Tel Aviv s centenary celebration, the School of Oriental  ...   at 60 Ad (IHT).. BNC.. Press Release.. December 27, 2008.. "Stop the Massacre in Gaza – Boycott Israel Now!".. Occupied Ramallah, Palestine - 27 December 2008: Today, the Israeli occupation army committed a new massacre in Gaza, causing the death and injury of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, including a yet unknown number of school children who were headed home from school when the first Israeli military.. Palestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS).. One year after the historic Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found Israel's Wall built on occupied Palestinian territory to be illegal, Israel continues its construction of the colonial Wall with total disregard to the Court's decision.. Thirty eight years into Isra.. FAQs Sheet.. BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, AND SANCTIONS (BDS) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is the underlying principle of calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)? It is no longer denied that Israel has oppressed the Palestinian people for decades in multiple forms: occupying, colonizing, ethnically clean..

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  • Title: PACBI-LINKS
    Descriptive info: LINKS.. Palestinian BDS websites.. Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC).. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI.. Palestinian Queers for BDS (PQBDS).. Palestinian Student Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PSCABI).. International websites for activism, news and analysis, ACBI.. European Platform for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (EPACBI.. British Committee for Universities of Palestine.. Boycott Israel Network (BIN).. BDS South Africa.. BDS campaign in Galiza (Spain).. Berlin Academic Boycott.. Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.. Electronic Intifada.. US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.. Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK).. BDS France.. Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.. US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation..  ...   New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel.. South African Artists Against Apartheid (South Africa).. Tadamon! (Canada).. British Writers in Support of Palestine (BWISP).. Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine.. Faculty for Palestine (Canada).. Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA, Canada).. Norwegian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.. Refrain Playing Israel.. We Are All Hana Shalabi.. Israeli Groups that support BDS.. The Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions.. Boycott from Within.. Coalition of Women for Peace.. Zochrot.. Palestinian websites for activist news.. Birzeit University Right to Education Campaign.. Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.. Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.. Posted on 27-07-2009..

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